Wordless Wednesday – New Year Countdown


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Quote Of The Week

The object of a New Year is not that
We should have a New Year.
It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose;
New feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.
Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions,
He would make no resolutions.
Unless a man starts afresh about things,
He will certainly do nothing effective.

Gilbert K. Chesterson

New Year’s Countdown

How do you spend the days that lead to the start of a New Year? Do you spend them making merriment and cheer? Do you spend them in labor and toil? Do you spend them in quiet contemplation?

This year, I decided to follow the lead of my free-spirit cat, Magellan. I’ve made cat-napping and play time a priority. I’ve socialized and philosophized. I’ve focused on chilling out rather than stressing out.

And, as 2016 approaches, I’m in a more peaceful place than I can recount on all my cat’s paws!

We wish you all a peaceful and joyful year as well – thanks so much for being a part of our Wordless Wednesday Community!

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Wordless Wednesday – Week of December 29, 2015

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33 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – New Year Countdown”

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  1. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Aww! he waits patiently LOL

    Happy Mew Year and all the best for 2016 🙂

  2. Rhonda Albom says:

    I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I don’t understand the poem. Hope you are enjoying the holidays.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Rhonda – I”m truly savoring the holidays!
      I’m sure everyone will interpret that poem/quote a different way, but for me, it means it’s not so much about the year being new –
      it’s about us going into the year anew, with a different outlook, a fresh perspective – ready to embrace a new start.
      Happy New Year to you Rhonda!

  3. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Wishing you a Happy “New Year”, we never know what it will bring but we always know it will be a fresh start. Thanks for hosting!
    Enjoy your day!

  4. Happy NEw year to you and family. All the best for 2016

  5. Teresa from NanaHood
    Twitter: thenanahood

    Happy New Year my friend!

  6. Gina says:

    I love G.K. Chesterton! I spend my New Year’s in quiet contemplation. In fact, I begin the contemplation days before the event. I love this time of year. For most of my family, it’s just a day. But for me, it’s a good place to look back and reflect over the year and to look ahead. It’s probably my favorite time of year. Love the quote! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! We are snowed in at the moment and I live in Texas?!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Glad you like the quote Gina – looks like we both get contemplative this time of year!
      My husband was watching a game in TX and we were commenting on the unusual snow hitting your region!
      Pop by my Instagram for a bit of warmth and sunshine! 🙂

      • Gina says:

        I did check your IG! Beautiful green trees! We’ve actually had unusually warm temps until this blizzard hit. Under all the snow, I still have green grass and a green rose bush. Crazy.

  7. Thanks for hosting. Happy New Year!

  8. Great poem and Happy New Year.

  9. Agnes says:

    Ahh, the New Year….I have seen many and yet there are many to come, I hope. At my age after raising 5 children I see a quiet New Year…..hubby and me. The kids are grown and doing their own thing…many friends have passed on so we dont entertain that night…but that is ok…quiet is good….and a healthy 2016 to all.

  10. meowmeowmans says:

    We like Magellan’s approach to the new year. I always do a combination of being thankful and reflective about what took place over the past year, and hopeful about what the next year has in store. Thank you for hosting, and happy new year!

  11. Piranha Banana says:

    Happy New Year wishes for lots of treats and happiness to you!

  12. I’m spending these last days just relaxing and preparing for the new year. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  13. A wonderful quote and great inspiration from your cat. Wishing you all the best for the new year 🙂

  14. We spend ours in quiet contemplation with a tiny bit of champagne as well! Happy 2016

  15. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Happy New Year to you and yours! May 2016 bring us lots of books and photos and good eating and good creativity!

  16. Kitties Blue says:

    So many of those resolutions above are on our list as well. Our mom is still writing Christmas cards. Guess that’s how she is planning to bring in the New Year! MOL! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  17. Happy New Year from Kilo, Susie, Angela and the pack at Talent Hounds. Lots of Love and Happiness for 2016

  18. Happy holiday and may a wonderful new year awaits us all :)..always love to see all your cats..

  19. pam says:

    I am ready for the new year! I love a fresh new start! Do you do a word for the year? Here’s to many more cat naps!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes – my word for 2016 is FOCUS! What about you?
      I am planning to host a themed blog hop to kick off the New Year where we can share our Words, Goals and Resolutions – please watch for it and join us! 🙂

  20. Your cat-inspired New Year’s resolutions sound purrfect! I’m all for napping and relaxing more, too.

  21. Shadow says:

    A perspective change in life seems to improve life for the moment. Thanks for your thoughts.

  22. Claire says:

    Happy New Year Joy, I am really looking forward to it now. ( I need to stop eatting Christmas food and start being healthy again 🙂 )

    Lovely pictures each week. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  23. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Thanks for hosting and that’s the cutest kitty video I’ve seen in a long time. Now I wish you the happiest, healthiest, and prosperous New Year! Hugs

  24. Robin says:

    Beautiful photo! Tsunami and Magellan are such great models for you. 🙂 That’s a great way of thinking about the new year. It’s a fresh start!

  25. The New Year is a perfect time to renew our souls. Thanks for Pet Parading with us and happy 2016!

  26. Happy New Year! Magellan has the right idea! Like the video too 🙂 Our goal for the New Year is to slow down and spend more time cuddling and being “in the moment”

  27. Extra fresh Pawkisses for a Happy and Healthy New Year 🙂 <3


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